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. first, a different health care bill was signed last month. not at the white house, but in virginia. virginia governor mcdonnell signed into law that bars the federal government forcing virginians to buy health insurance. he on the record about his state's battle against the federal government. you also have been the attorney general so you knee job pretty well. did you consult with the attorney general when he made his decision to file suit? >> i did. he advised me he had been doing the legal research over the last couple of months about this claim. and we both believed that individual mandate passed by the united states congress is not authorized under the commerce clause of the united states constitution. and so we think it is not a proper act on the people of virginia. we passed a bill during the course of this last general assembly session that went into effect to weeks -- two weeks ago tonight says it is not permissible to force the citizens of virginia to purchase health insurance under penalty of law. we've got standing under that new end actment that i signed today. that's
the break. maryland looking for an incredible rally against virginia. we are growing their next in sports. >> is powerball, america's favorite jackpot game. estimated jackpot is $103.5 million. tonight you are multiplier is the no. 4. 15-59-52-10-31. your powerball tonight is the no. 4. no. 4. >> it is not today to cash in on the opportunity that today is international pillow fight day. in paris, the feathers were flying as dozens of fighters converged for a 15 minute by. a similar scene played out in brussels. earlier in the newscast, we showed you some of the more traditional easter celebrations both here and around the world. this is definitely not one of them. the royal easter show in sydney australia, organizers showcase -- ducks and dressed up in a homemade alcohol, that you are not seeing. -- homemade outfits. happy easter, everyone. >> the butler bulldogs never before past the sweet 16. that will play for a national championship. we can tell you all about it. moeller knocked of michigan state and one tonight, 52-50 -- but were knocked off of michigan state tonight. they celebrated
whether survivors made it into the escape rooms in a west virginia coal mine. rescuers are starting to go down the mine shaft. >>> fighter jets scramble for what appeared to be a threat on united airlines flight last night. a diplomat is accused of causing a major scare. >>> look at the person sitting next to you. chances are really good only one of you will pay any federal income tax this year. although i have to say whoever is sitting next to you at this hour is probably the person you woke up with. >>> breaking news, four rescue teams are ready to go into the coal mine in west virginia to search for four missing miners. it has been almost four days since an explosion killed 25 miners. the air quality inside the mine has been do dangerous for rescuers to look for survivors. it could take them about three hours just to reach the area where the miners might be. >> as we proceed, there will be judgments made about how far they do continue on the rescue efforts, based on the conditions that they run into, and this is always, you know, an activity that we get into in mine rescue. we are hope
mine-south in raleigh county, west virginia, extending condolences to their families and recognizing the valiant efforts of the emergency response workers at the mine disaster. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in house resolution 1236 into the record. without objection, i recognize the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, for seven minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for seven minutes. mr. rahall: thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. chairman, george miller. last week on monday, april 5, an explosion tore through the upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia, taking the lives of 29 good hardworking men. it was the repeat of a recurring nightm
olbermann, good night and good luck. and now, with the attorney general of virginia as scheduled to attend tea party rallies and faith healing sessions, ladies and gentlemen, here to don a protective tin foil hat on behalf of us all is rachel maddow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, keith. i've had so many tin foil halts over the years i actually have them lined up by size. >> great idea. they matched which pair of glasses on a given day? >> that's exactly it. >> excellent. >> conspiracies i have known, hairstyles i have worn. thank you, keith. i appreciate it. and thanks to you at home for tuning in. tonight, nuclear news that is not just about treaties and diplomacy, but is about earthquakes and secret missions and cranes almost dropping huge containers of unstable radioactive material. good times. tonight, as keith said, faith healing makes its debut in the right wing effort to repeal health reform. yes, i said faith healing. and because it's come up again, we will preview tonight "the mcveigh tapes." it's a documentary, egs exclusive, only here and it's incredible stuff. but wher
enough evidence to issue a warrant for his arrest. >>> virginia's bob mcdon sell now among the governors across the country that have gotten threatening letters from an anti-government group. mcdonnell's office received a letter wednesday and turned it over to the fbi and state police. the governor and his family are safe. the letters prompted an increase in security for governors across the country. the fbi says the letters demand the governors leave office within three days or risk being removed. the group guardians of free republic is believed to have sent the letters. >> shift gears to something way more pleasant. that's the weather. oh, my goodness. what else do you say? >> our weather, jim and doreen, omrealg at the end of a long week. little exhausting week here. get your brightest of the bright easter colors out. they will shine this upcoming weekend. temperatures today in the 70s. low 70s. few locations that hit 80. raleigh, north carolina. close to 90 degrees. if have you travel plans, terrific weather for hitting the roads. no problems weatherwise. once you get there. oh, my g
stay tuned for all that enough and the latest from west virginia as we roll on. martha: we'll see you tomorrow. jane: good morning, i'm jane skinner, jon: i'm jon scott, "happening now" in the top box, minutes away from the news conference with the governor of west virginia on the country's deadliest mine disaster in 25 years. we expect we'll hear more about the fate of those four miners still missing. jane: in the middle we're waiting to see in court attorneys for three teenagers charged with bullying the 15-year-old girl, phoebie prince, so merslessly, according to prosecutors, she committed suicide. these kids are among nine classmates charged in her death. jon: in the bottom locks, eon gonzalez captivated the nation in 199 before he was sent back to cuba. guess what, he's 16 years old now. we'll show you what he looks like. jane: here's what's happening now in the newsroom, live pictures, we're working hard to bring you the latest on all that's developing. jon: we begin in west virginia, where a stunned community prays and hose, at least 25 miners dead after an underground exp
, los angeles >> couric: meanwhile, in west virginia, hope is turning to despair. the fate of four missing miners remains uncertain tonight as once again dangerous conditions inside the mine forced rescue teams to turn back. national correspondent jim axelrod is in montcoal, west virginia. jim, it's been more than four days since this explosion. where does the rescue operation stand now? >> reporter: katie, for the third time in two days rescue teams are back inside the mine, although it is clear to say with every passing hour chances grow slimmer for a miracle in west virginia. the funerals started today in west virginia. 61-year-old benny willingham was among the first laid to rest. his army buddies flew here from california to say good-bye. they used to ask their pal about his dangerous job. >> he said "it is what it is, i've got to take care of the family." he knew what the possibilities could be. >> reporter: the remaining glimmer of hope continued to fade this afternoon after more frustration for rescue crews. at 12:45 this morning, two teams with eight workers each had enter
in virginia. he has called of course within the last 24 hours for an investigation and a report to be on his desk by next week on the mine safety situation nationally. he wants to know what has been done, where are the violations, and what steps can be taken? also, of course, the senators from west virginia, senator byrd, senator rockefeller similarly calling for an investigation. hearings are already going to be held. we've heard a lot of criticism of the massey energy company. the president is now coming out of the oval office. on airforce one from prague he was first notified of the letter today from justice john paul stevens, the longest serving justice right now on this court. the president. >> i want to say a few words about the tragedy that took place this week in west virginia, but before i do, i'd first like to comment on the news that justice john paul stevens will retire from the supreme court at the end of its current term. when president ford was faced with a supreme court vacancy shortly after the nation was still recovering from the watergate scandal, he wanted a nominee who w
of west virginia miners. brian todd has taken us through a drill to give us an idea of the latest problems that rescuers are up against. >>> lisa sylvester is monitoring some of the top stories that are coming into "the situation room" right now. good to see you, what are you working on? >> north korea calls president obama's new nuclear policy hostile. posing a thuk clear threat to new york career. president obama pledged to refrain from using nuclear weapons on countries using nonproliferation standards. >>> thailand -- the actions sent soldiers and police in retreat, despite tear gas canisters and water cannons and also of course the government restored a tv channel which had been shut down. protesters as you can see, they have been demonstrating for a new government for the past month. >>> and qatar says its diplomat that conjured up a bomb scare will be sent home but he won't be flying united. when he tried to board a united flight, he was turned away. they said he violated a federal law when he joked about lightsing his shoes on fire. apparently, united not taking hill home. he's not
, but it is much harder to actually prepare them for it. in today's hero central report, we take you to virginia. derek reports that everyone is welcome. >> if they didn't come here, what would happen to them? >> they would probably be with a baby-sitter. >> reporter: it is elizabeth's job to make sure that doesn't happen to her on the children on her watch. they come up at 18 months and they leave ready for kindergarten, no matter what it takes. >> so, 2/3 of our children here are from low working income families. that clean houses our work in fast food restaurants. mostern less then $25,000 a year. >> i try to go to every school in the area. >> reporter: susanna came to the school with a boy who could barely speak one language. >> has your son gotten getter? >> yes. be can speak two languages, english and spanish >> like all stories, this comes with a price. >> we have to raise $300,000 a year to manage the program. so, money from places is just a huge gift to us. >> reporter: and apparently it is money well spent. 2/3 of the children are from low income families the rest have parents paying f
things open up. hey, virginia, are you ready for sunshine today? we sure are. 395 headed northbound between duke and seminary. and 95 headed northbound this trip. andrea? >> reporter: at 6:01, district police are desperately looking for a fourth suspect in tuesday's deadly shooting. that rampage left four people dead and faive others hurt. police call it the worst shooting in more than 15 years. investigators think it all began two weeks ago with another shooting over a missing bracelet. three suspects are already in custody, one just 14 years old. we're told he walk add way from a juvenile corrections facility hours before the shooting. the man who knows the teen spoke with our audrey barnes and calls the youth detention system a revolving door. >> once they leave there, they either graduated to the adult system or they wind up in somebody's funeral home. >> they are keeping an eye on the southeast neighborhood. they want to stop any potential retaliation before they start. >>> montgomery county police are looking for a killer, someone who shot a man to death near the howard cou
developments at the scene of that west virginia mine explosion. we've heard precious little since search crews were ordered out of the mine this morning because of unsafe conditions. now officials have announced they'll hold a news conference during this hour to let us know if and when the rescue operation can resume. we will take you live to west virginia as soon as they start. >>> diplomatic immunity is a term you hear more in the movies than in real life. the more we learn about an incident on a united airlines flight with washington to denver last night, the more it sounds like bad fiction, except it isn't. a diplomat apparently decided the rules didn't apply to him despite what the flight attendants said and the signs in the bathroom say, he decided it was okay for him to have a cigarette. to make matters worse, when confronted, law enforcement sources say the diplomat made an offhand joke that included a reference to a shoe bomb. not funny. fighter jets were scrambled. denver and other airports were put on alert. in a moment we'll show you how all this played out and how you will probabl
you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one su >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. that you clearly don't agree. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddley. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate re-enactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nomination battle. and time for you to weigh in. log on to the social networking sites. if you have heartburn more than one day a week, try prilosec otc. it shuts down many acid-producing stomach pumps for twenty-four hours of heartburn protection with just one pill a day. for frequent heartburn, try prilosec otc. black one! where? [ vrrroooooomm! ] black one! where? [
. >> there are big oil fields all over south texas and south louisiana. off the coast of virginia and south carolina, there is no oil field on shore there. why do you think they're going to be oil field offshore? >> so why bother? the governor of virginia loves the idea, thinking jobs. so virginia's two democratic senators did maryland's two democratic senators do not like it. >> we know that there is a time, saudi arabia of oil in alaska, largely untouched anwr remains shut. if we started in 1996 when clinton shut it down, we would have 1 million barrels a day, 5% of our entire consumption, 10% of our imports. the oil is in the west, and that is why it is so odd. >> it is interesting that the oil and gas industry actually seemed pleased by this. of course they would like more, but they are pleased by this, while the republican leadership in congress is sort of pooh- poohing it. i think there is a lot of stuff in this proposal that has not gotten much attention. they are talking about opening up some solar stuff in the desert that would be the equivalent of 30 cold-fired -- colt-fired utility plants
virginia. the worst coal mining disaster in the u.s. in 40 years. overnight search crews found the bodies of four more miners, a total of 29 people were killed. >>> in bangkok, more violent clashes between thai police and government protesters. 15 people were killed today including a cameraman for the reuters news agency. nearly 500 were hurt. protesters had been in the streets for weeks. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> next time you fly on spirit airlines, leave the carry-on at home. all right? or i guess if you're checking it, it wouldn't be carry-on. it could cost you 45 bucks to stow it in the overhead. the discount carrier caused major turbulence this week when it became the first to impose a carry fee -- a carry-on fee which takes effect august 1st. after that, it might cost more to fly your luggage than yourself. what's next? pay toilets? don't laugh. one european airline is planning to do it. don't babies fly free on your laugh. i'll have to ask ben baldanza that, the ceo of spirit airlines. do babies fly free if they're on your lap? >> babies under 2 fly free. >> what
malveaux at the white house tonight. thank you, suzanne. >>> the governor of virginia's comments on cnn about confederate history month ignite a firestorm, but he seems to have at least one supporter among his ranks. >> there's a sort of feeling that this is insensitive. >> to me, it's the kind of feeling that it's a nit, that it is not significant, that it's not -- he's trying to make a big deal out of something that doesn't amount to diddly. >> mississippi governor haley barbour now in the middle of this debate. what else did he have to say? you'll hear it here on cnn. and we'll talk to a few confederate reenactors. what do they think of this controversy? >>> and cnn political editor mark preston, coming to you for a preview of the big supreme court nominee battle. and time for you to weigh in. ♪ is that your new car ? uh... yeah ? cool. thanks. i knew i wanted a subaru legacy. i went back and forth on the hood scoop... but i'm glad i went for it. the subaru legacy. feel the love. the subaru legacy. home of one of the coldest, longest nights on the planet. and asked frequent heartbu
explosion at a coal mine in west virginia to send a signal to any possible survivors of monday's disaster. the rescuers just finished drilling the first of several holes to release any deadly gas. once they vent that, they can try to search underground. >>> president obama heads to the czech republic tonight. he's going to sign a new nuclear weapons treaty with russia. the two countries are agreeing to cut more nuclear arms. the treaty also includes new limits on missiles and bombers. >>> three teens accused of bullying a student who committed suicide have pleaded not guilty to charges in the case. two of them are charged with statutory rape and two accused of civil rights violation and harassment. phoebe prince killed herself in january after months of intense bullying by classmates. >>> we want to welcome you back, good morning. if you're just shaking the sleep out of your eyes, we're glad to have you. >>> so far rescuers are getting no response from the signals they're sending into a coal mine in west virginia. they're searching and hoping that four minors that are missing from monday'
're following tonight. rescue teams in west virginia are heading underground once again to search for four missing miners. they're trying to get to a refuge chamber in hoping of finding those miners alive tonight. bob barnard is here with the latest on the deadly mine explosion. >> reporter: two rescue teams, a total of 16 men are right now back inside the mine looking for signs of life. but west virginia's governor says the grim task of recovering the dead is about to begin. the bodies of 18 coal miners killed in monday's explosion are still entombed in the upper big branch mine. rescue teams sent in to look for the four missing miners early this morning were forced out by smoke and carbon monoxide that has since been cleared. >> t'sthe good news. the not so good news was the borehole that was put in at the refuge chamber did not hit a void. it hit a solid pillar. so basically that hole that was drilled from the surface does no use to us at all. >> reporter: meaning they can't use a camera to see whether the missing miners made it to that safety chamber. >> if we didn't find anybody in th
. >>> we start in west virginia where hope is fading but it is still there that rescue crews will be able to get back into the upper big branch mine and find four missing west virginia miners alive. the search teams got the all clear and made a mad bash back inside. yesterday they got within 500 feet but forced to turn back because of dangerous gas levels and fears of possibly another explosion. one of two injured miners who survived has been released by the hospital. the ap reports he's not talking to anyone this morning. give us a sense of how optimistic they are as they get set to go back into the mine and look for the four missing mine re rers. >> reporter: they are still hopeful. keep in mind we're at hour 6 since the fatal blast in naoma, west virginia. these men should have made it by this point to the long wall. section 22, this is this 2,000 foot stretch of wall deep inside this coal mine where the rescue teams believe three of the four missing miners are located and also where they've been honing in on this rescue chamber. as everyone been repeating, if there's any hope of survi
. from the tiny town in west virginia still in shock. >> reporter: poisonous gas is keeping rescuers from reaching the men in the mine. families of the 25 other miners are slowly getting word that their loved ones did not survive the explosion. >> it's quite evident something went very wrong. >> reporter: michelle lost her father, he was just 5 weeks away from retiring. >> we were his life. coal mining game next. >> reporter: a blast happen during a shift change at the upper minor. it's about 30-miles south. it has a history of safety problems for not properly ventilating gas. crews are trying to drill shafts into the mine to release the toxic gases, it could be wednesday night before they determine if the air is safe enough for rescuers to go back inside. they reached one of the airtight chambers and found it empty. >> if i'm on that side of table and that's my father and my brother or my uncle or cousin, i'm going to have hope. >> families of the miners are trying to comfort each other. >> we'll make it. tough people waiting as emergency crews continue their work. wjz, eyewitness n
. >>> west virginia's governor predicts today will be a big day. talking about the search for four minors unaccounted for after a explosion on monday. for the minor's families, hope hinges on his word here. search crews drilled a bore hole and lowered pipes in the hole and banged on them in an effort to contact them. there was no respops, but crews are planning to bore a total of four holes to minimize the threat of another explosion there. they're going to assess whether the air is clear enough to send in rescue crews in the next day or two. 25 minors die in the blast. two others died in the hospital right now. hope is still alive that the four missing minors survived. >> we're hoping that between the 10:00 and the 2:00 we would have more information that would allow them making decisions. once they get the readings and the readings look like it could be good enough for a time period, then they'll be able to plan around that. that was the time we're still hoping between now and 2:00 if the fan gets up, we start getting some readings. they can tell what type of air they're dealing with. a
with the final four and the national championship is set. duke against west virginia last night for the chance to advance. the blue devils downed the mountaineers, 78-57 thanks in part to john shier. duke will meet underdog butler on monday night. the hometown bulldog beat michigan state 52-50. gordon heyward scored 19 points. butler will appear in the ncaa title game for the first time in school history. >>> on the ice, alexander semin scored his goal ensuring the victory. >>> yesterday kevin youkilis hit a 2 two-run homer. the nats fall 6-1. opening day is monday against the phillies. that's your sports minute. >>> we now know gilbert arenas will serve his time at a halfway house in montgomery county. he pleaded guilty back in january to possessioning a gun without a license. a judge sentenced him to 400 hours of community service and 30 days in a halfway house. arenas will serve his time at the montgomery county pre-release center, which allows residents to leave for work or community service. arenas' arrival date has not been released for security reasons. but it is expected to happen soon
the four miners missing in west virginia did not survive the deadly explosion. where their bodies were found. >>> the grandmother of an adopted russian boy packs his bags, puts him on a plane to moscow alone. now her decision is sparking outrage on both sides of the globe. >>> and the scandal that rocked his life hasn't hurt his golf swing, tiger woods is near the top of the leader board at the masters. rafer weigel tells us what woods needs to do to win another green jacket. >>> you're watching hln on this saturday, april 10th. glad you're with us, i'm susan hendricks. >>> we begin in west virginia where the search for those four missing miners has come to a tragic end. rescue workers found the miners' bodies last night. a mine safety official says rescuers actually passed the bodies on earlier trips into the mine, but conditions inside the shaft were so bad, they couldn't see the miners until last night. families, of course, were hoping the miners were waiting for rescue in one of the underground safety chambers, but west virginia's governor said this. >> none of the chambers had bee
asking for your help to find the suspect. he said to be driving a 1999 silver acura with virginia tags, xks-1522. >>> classes will resume at eastern high school in the district after a fire. about 100 firefighters battled that blaze in the 1700 block of east capital street northeast sunday afternoon. the fire destroyed a rubberized roofing material that crews were laying down. investigators say the fire started on the roof of one of those buildings that was undergoing renovation. it appears to be accidental. investigators are trying to find out what sparked the fire. a few workers were inside and got out safely. firefighters were called to this restaurant fire in prince george's county. the fire broke out at the mid-atlantic seafood just after 1:30 sun afternoon. fire and smoke were seen coming from the roof when firefighters arrived. the restaurant was evacuated. no injuries reported. the cause of that fire remains under investigation. >>> we're following breaking news from new york city. more than 250 firefighters battle a seven alarm fine a high rise building on manhattan's lower ea
>>> plus, a scoop about ken cooccinelli, he said it was cost virginia $350 has turned out to be a fundraising ploy. we have the evidence. and we have the evidence that vladimir putin fears nothing, as long as anything scary is drugged and blow dried to look pretty before he has to face it. "the rachel maddow show" starts right now. >>> ready or not, here it might be. turns out they're going for immigration reform. yeah. the long-awaited yet largely unexpected fight to reform federal immigration policy is as of today unexpectedly upon us. the tick-tock of what led up to this is head spinning. last night president obama told reporters on air force one that congress probably lacked the, quote, appetite to take on immigration this election year. that comment from the president led to the broadly understood truth expressed by this completely conclusive associated press headline. it's not going to happen. immigration reform off the agenda, so says obama. this morning house minority leader john boehner, quote, there is not a chance that immigration is going to move through the co
, west virginia. the chaplain: father, we ask you to strengthen the courage of the representatives and congress. sent here men and women to do what a right. make it plain, father. we lease the same wisdom that brought these 50 states together to form this great united states of america. allow it to fall fresh among this great governing body as they make decisions affecting over 300 million americans. father, at this time we join our hearts, minds and spirits for our fellow miners in west virginia who have suffered a great loss in the midst of tragedy. out of the depths of our pressing need, praying that i will draw near onto us during this dark hour of time in jesus name, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from alabama, mr. griffith. mr. griffith: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, i
a preliminary briefing today on the west virginia coal mine explosion that killed 29 miners. inspections of over 200 mines in west virginia have been ordered by governor joe manchin. he wants miners to help with the safety inspections. and he wants to honor the victims of the april 5th accident by pausing mine production tomorrow. >>> democrats and republicans are squaring off over the president's new plan to protect taxpayers in the case of another major bank failure. after talks in the white house, republicans ripped into the bill, saying it would protect big banks, hurt small banks and guarantee more taxpayers footing of the bill. >> an unfettered market, where people are taking huge risks and expecting taxpayers to bail them out when things go sour is simply not acceptable. >> it's a bill that actually guarantees future bailouts of wall street banks. >> to bailout or not to bailout. >> the new season of bailouts. >> back door bailouts. >> the bill could make its way to the senate floor as early as next week. so, how would it keep an eye on banks and help protect taxpayers? here's our jon kar
of virginia avenue and one in aberdeen on route 22 eastbound. and a disabled vehicle on 695 and the outer loop. route 100 to 395. i nine minute ride. route 07 to 32 is nine minutes. megan? >>> 6:01. we're following breaking now out of england where all civilian air travel has been grounded due to drifting ash from that iceland volcano. the cash clouds drifting from the volcano have disturbed the air for air traffic. stay posted and stay on line if you're flying anywhere internationally. >>> today is tax deadline day and you only have 18 hours left to get your taxes postmarked. our state comptroller is trying to answer all your questions. let's good to linda so live this morning on fayette. >> reporter: good morning. it's the calm before the storm. but i can tell you in a few hours they're expecting a mad rush with all the people that have not filed yet. and joining us is state comptroller. you say there are a lot of people that have not filed in. >> no, there's about a million people that filed yesterday and today. so there's a huge delay right at the end here. we're urging everybody don't pan
paul stevens announces his retirement -- who will present an obama named to replace him? >> virginia had been the capital of confederacy. >> confederacy history month in virginia. wasn't slaver worth a mention? >> slavery was the controlling and central issue and i don't know anyone with historical creance -- credence would differ with that? >> the united states has used nuclear-weapons only twice, against her were she not and nagasaki toward the end of world war ii. afterwards japan surrendered. once we have the bomb the soviets wanted one and the nuclear arms race was on. president obama announced he is reworking america's nuclear strategy, scaling back the role of nuclear weapons in the nation's defense and putting limits on when they can be used. in prague the president and his russian counterpart signed an agreement to cut their nuclear weapons by one-third over the next seven years. president obama is pledging not to go nuclear against countries will abide by the nuclear non- proliferation treaty if it -- even if they attack the u.s. with chemical or biological weapons. the pre
with virginia tags. >>> a measure to toughen up on sex offenders is still in limbo. shawn yancy is following this one. >> a known sex offender is accused of killing sarah foxwell days before christmas. proposed bills would have harsher punishments. the victim's mother spoke today. >> basically, i don't understand why they won't step up and pass it and sign it and it's to protect our children. i mean, you know, our children should be our first priority. you know, and being a parent of a child who was brutally murdered by a registered sex offender, i'm appalled that that is even an issue. >> the house approved a mandatory 15 year sex sentence for more serious sex crimes. lawmakers have until midnight to work out the differences on the bill. brian? >>> one week, crews are back inside the wrecked coal mine in west virginia. 29 were killed in last monday's blast. nine bodied are still inside. -- bodies are still inside. a federal investigation into the explosion is also getting underway with investigators arriving in coalmont today. the state panel that writes the rules is asking to be an active
michigan coming up. >>> box two, breaking news from west virginia. what they're trying to figure out did remaining miners make it to a safe room. box number 3. he tried to sneak a smoke on a plane then joked about setting his shoes on fire. by the way, he was headed to visit a convicted al qaeda terrorist. some lawmakers want that diplomat to pay for the cost of the security scare. pj crowley joins us on a very busy day on "studio b" unless breaking news changes everything. he's been a supreme court justice since 1975. the oldest, longest serving member justice stevens is retiring. another high stakes political battle to fill his seat. stevens is the leader of the liberal bloc and president obama is certain to dominate another liberal to take his place. when he was put in, the word from ford was he wanted somebody with the best judicial mind and came up with stevens. now president obama wants someone very similar. the president is considering ten people at potential nominees. >> i view the process of selecting a supreme court nominee among my most serious responsibilities at president. w
, massive intensity does that translate what happened in virginia, massachusetts, new jersey? >> absolutely it does. >> sean: does this intensity hold through november? >> this intensity had better hold through november, yes. [ inaudible ] >> we have an unprecedented opportunity sean to take this country back. you have laid out clearly in your book the way to do that how you can get principled conservative leadership back in washington to change the course of this station and it stars with these folks right here. >> sean: you walked out here tonight and got a massive reception from the crowd here in new orleans. you had a strong defense from newt gingrich. governor palin defended you. some have attacked you. some have gone after you. what is your reaction to that and response? >> i'm trying to do the best i can as national chairman. >> sean: you have three victories under your belt. >> new jersey, massachusetts and virginia. [ cheering ] >> this is the bottom line. i stay focused very much on winning in november. i'm going to work very hard to make sure more republicans, more conservatives
, risks versus the benefits for the nation. arlington, virginia. jason, republican line. caller: thank you for having me. my only point, like you just read in the article, what is the benefit? we are going to go ahead and we are going to go and try and however open ended this search for the 2% is going to be, you don't think that the people -- like the gentleman from texas -- texas, will people -- the oil people, if they figure out whether already oil like that, they would be taxing it already. like touched on, it would not go past delaware -- where joe biden on -- joe biden is, john carey -- but virginia is a go. i don't like it. host: your state officials seem enthusiastic. caller: i don't understand where the enthusiasm comes from. what is it going to exactly do for virginia? how long will it take and what will this take independence from? host: arlington, virginia. near washington. next is a call from virginia, this is a town of zero would -- william, democrats. caller: i think this would be a good thing. when i was being raised that i was told we were a superpower and we had all the n
our affiliates in richmond, virginia, and tampa, florida. >> florida's coastline gets an unexpected ally in barack obama. >> this announcement came as a shock especially to environmentalists. the president today announced his support for exploring and drilling for oil much closer to florida beaches. >> so today we're announcing the expansion of offshore oil and gas exploration. but in ways that balance the need to harness domestic energy resources and the need to protect america's natural resources. >> this map shows you where drilling is currently allowed. this sort of beige area there. the red sections represent the new areas the president wants to open up. as you can see, much closer to florida's east coast and west coast. if congress agrees, oil derricks could go up just about 125 miles off the beaches, down from the current limit of 234 miles. an anti-drilling protest had already been scheduled in st. petersburg. it was sheer coincidence that the president made this announcement today. the message from our gulf coast communities is pretty clear. any risk of an oil spill is unac
." i want to get right to this newest attempt to rescue four missing miners in west virginia, because i hate to say it hit another snag. officials say rescuers encountered dangerous levels of gases underground so had to turn back. they delayed their search three days thus far so crews could drill holes to ventilate the toxic gases. the director of homeland security says it will be at least five hours before workers can try to return to the mine. the rescuers are hoping to find the four men and retrieve the bodies, too, of 18 other miners known to have died in that blast. earlier, here's the thing, a woman who lost -- think about this. her son, her brother and nephew in the explosions spoke to john roberts on our sister network, cnn. and says her son left letters for his girlfriend one day before the accident that seemed to have foreshadowed his death. >> if anything happens to me, i'll be looking down from heaven at you all. i love you, take care of my baby. tell her that daddy loves her. she's beautiful, she's funny. and just take care of my baby girl. and said jennifer, i love you. >>
. 39-31 at the half. a scary moment in the second half. butler, the heart and soul of west virginia's team, he injures his knee in this hard collision. he was in some pretty obvious pain. huggins came out to console his star player. butler did not return hand duke won it and -- return and duke won it. they will play in the championship monday night. that's all for tonight. please join us tomorrow night, same time, same place. thanks for joining us. have a good night and happy easter.
prague later. ed henry, thanks very much. >>> there's fresh heartbreak in west virginia right now where efforts to find four missing miners are suffering a setback. rescue crews were within 500 feet of an airtight emergency chamber where the miners could be waiting for help when they were forced to turn back. cnn's brian todd has been covering this story for us on the ground in west virginia. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: wolf, no getting around it. as you mentioned, a major setback for the rescue effort today. just a short time ago, rescue teams were pulled out of the upper big branch mine because of dangerous and potentially explosive levels of methane carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas. especially excruciating development because they had gotten so close. the rescuers had gotten into the same general area where they believe the four missing miners are located. you mentioned a moment ago, wolf, they did get within 500 feet of one of those rescue chambers, one of those large boxes that can fit 15 miners in there. they have enough oxygen in there for four days. that's for 15 peop
overnight, making the explosion in west virginia the deadliest in almost four years. cnn's inez ferrey has the details. >> they were hoping for a miracle. but the sliver of hope is gone. >> none of our miners suffered. so so this journey has ended. now the healing will start. >> the governor says that the families are pulling on all their strength. it'sen an excruciating five days for the families. rescue workers had gone into the mine this weeks, only to be pulled back because of the conditions of the mine, but when all was said and done, the four missing miners were found dead. >> when they reported to the command center, it was very professional, with respect, that's on the outside. on the inside i'm sure it was hurting them more than anyone could imagine. >> reporter: officials say a full investigation will be done now on the worst mining tragedy in the last 40 years. ines ferre, cnn, west virginia. >>> what can they do for an encore now? we're headed to new orleans. enough plastic water bottles to stretch around the earth over 190 times. each brita filter can take up to 300 of those b
teachers in new york display a very questionable sense of humor. hope is about gone in west virginia. in the search for survivor of the terrible mine disaster. >> chris: nuen funerals began today for some of the victims of the mining disaster in west virginia monday and the hope for finding survivors is growing dimmer. correspondent molly henneberg is in montcoal, west virginia. >> reporter: today supporters let the passerbys know they're pulling for four still unaccounted for miners. >> we still hold out hope. we are a brotherhood. we will hold out hope until we prove them wrong. >> for rescue teams, another frustrating day. >> not a lot has gone our way. >> reporter: the first rescue team this morning was turned back by stokes of a fire. and they bore another hole in the mind to drop down a camera and see if the four missing miners could be in the last fe fuge chamber -- refuge chamber but the hole hit a pill lear. >> we could put a jammer in it but there would be nothing to see. >> by mid-afternoon it appeared the air was safe enough for two rescue teams to go back in. as the tigh
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the update. >>> a fire in a west virginia coal mine and threat of another explosion forced rescuers to turn back for a third time this morning. with time and options running out, officials say they'll use a camera to see if anyone survived the blast on monday. >> the big decision, a very decision, was to pull the rescue teams out and not put them in harm's way based on that smoke we saw in the four entries that was moving toward where the long wall face from head gate 22. >> in the wake of the tragedy, president obama's calling for a safety review of all u.s. mines to be on his desk by next week. the accident has put a national spotlight on mine owner, massey energy, and don blankenship. he's a fierce defender of the industry and a lightening rod for critics. meantime, family members claim the company's too aloof and didn't reach out to them or keep them updated on the search for the missing miners. here's his response. >> i'm sort of introverted by nature, so i'm not good at communicating. i'm willing to be there and respond to questions, but we have better communicators than i am. >> whil
into a west virginia mine to look for survivors. now the search has turned into a desperate, dangerous race. >>> tiger woods is back and he's playing incredible golf. plus we've learned something pretty interesting about that controversial nike ad. who his dad was really talking to. >>> and a dentist is accused of doing root canals with paper clips. paper clips! unbelievable. >>> breaking news, though, rescuers are back inside a mine right now trying to find four missing miners in west virginia. four teams went in early this morning. they're really working against time. those rescue chambers have enough food and supplies for four days. it has been almost that long since monday's explosion. rescuers got within 500 feet of where they think the survivors could be, but had to turn back that close because of dangerous gases. >> the sample results have declined. it might have been a small amount but basically we still see a decline to the point that all three parties are in agreement that we need to try to get to the refuse chambers as we talked about earlier. the plan is for two teams to go unde
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